Around 700 people have been detected ahead of Amit Shah’s visit.
Srinagar: due to the result of the Post-Civilian killings and in the days running up regarding the visit of Union Minister Amit Shah in Srinagar during Saturday. Over 700 people have been detained in Jammu and Kashmir even including a few under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). The detentions took place mostly in the southern parts of Kashmir according to a senior Official. Furthermore mentioning that many ground workers who were related to the terrorist group were the ones who were picked up by the police. The arrested detainees were further taken under the Act of PSA and were taken to jails which were located outside J&K. Under the act of PSA an individual can be detained upon the basis of an executive order which is about a maximum of two years, and even without a trial and if their act is prejudicial for the security of the State or even for the maintenance of the Public order. This crackdown came ahead of the Union Minister’s three day visit to Srinagar and Jammu in the early hours of Saturday. Shah is further expected to review the security and the development-related projects, in Srinagar on Saturday and he is even likely to hold a public rally in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
Even several Traffic curbs have been imposed in the Srinagar City for the ones who are driving two-wheelers are hence subjected to intensive security checks. A pat-down of the searches of the passengers and the shoppers has been intensified in the market places. The death of 11 civilians took place and most of them belonged from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the killings took place in the spate of the targeted attacks in the Valley during this month. The LeT, which is a front for Pakistan based terror groups, has been claimed for the killing of the Civilians.
The J&K police in a series of tweets on Friday sought public help “to share timely information regarding Terrorism, Narcotic-drug peddling, or any other anti-National/social activity.”
Sharing the numbers of police helplines, the tweet said the initiative “will help the JK Police to fight the inimical forces with a stronger punch” and it was an effort to increase the sense of security among the businessmen, tourists, transporters, students and other sections of the society.
Source: The Hindu
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